I sat down with the proposed ATS development team yesterday as an initial meet and greet and gave them a very rudimentary overview of trading and what an ATS can do. I think my presentation was a success because the developers started asking me all kinds of architecture and data acqusition questions.
I was excited about the reaction because it made me believe that a connection was made between what we can accomplish with this project if we combine our skills.
The next step is for the members of team to come up with questions (scope, scale, requirements, etc) for me to answer and then meet within 2 weeks, we then sign NDA's, and start development of a prototype. If all goes well, the prototype ATS will go into test mode sometime at the end of the summer.